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Lead Middleware Engineer

Chicago, IL

Lead Middleware Manager

TIAA is seeking a Lead Middleware Engineer with developer experience to be part of a structured Middleware engineering organization specializing in Application technologies and services. This individual is expected to have in depth understanding of virtualization, containerization, CI/CD and orchestration platforms as well as a strong background in Web Application development and hosting technologies. They should have the ability to engineer, develop and onboard products and solutions supporting application modernization strategies such as refactorization, Microservices, API(s) and migration to Public Cloud migration.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Engineer existing and new solutions for operational efficiency leveraging automation 
  • Develop application simulations to evaluate new middleware solutions
  • Develop new or enhance existing API(s) promoting self service solutions
  • Leverage Continuous Delivery Pipelines for fast, reliable and consistent deployments
  • Assess, engineer and promote opportunities to leverage Public Cloud where appropriate
  • Assess, engineer and promote opportunities to leverage containerization where appropriate  
  • Plan, Engineer and Certify new Middleware software releases or upgrades
  • Assess, evaluate and engineer solutions for efficiencies to enhance productivity and reduce cost

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Educational Requirements

  • University (Degree) Preferred

Work Experience

  • 5+ Years Required; 7+ Years Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Career Level

Required Skills

  • 5 or more years’ engineering middleware technologies
  • 3 or more years’ application or software development experience
  • 2 years’ experience engineering and developing solutions for containers
  • 2 years’ experience engineering solutions for Public Cloud

Desired Skills:

  • Developer skills in any of the following languages Java, Java Script (jQuery, dojo)/CSS/HTML, Python, GoLang, YAML, JSON, PROMQL, JQL, SPL
  • Knowledge of Application architecture -  i.e Microservices, REST, JVM (Java - Spring, Spring Boot, Hibernate), NodeJS
  • Networking concepts: VPC; VPN; Cider Notation; Load Bal; TLS; Cert Management
  • DevOps Tools: Puppet, Docker, Ansible, GIT, Gradle/Maven, CI/CD
  • Solution Testing: Automated Performance and Regression/Functional Testing
  • API/Security: Mulesoft, Ping Identity, Kong;

Potential Salary: $140,000.00 USD

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location.  In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans). 


Company Overview

TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. We offer a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and education, and retirement services.

COVID-19 Vaccination

TIAA requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide documentation of full vaccination, unless you qualify for an accommodation as determined by TIAA consistent with applicable law.

Benefits and Total Rewards

The organization is committed to making financial well-being possible for its clients, and is equally committed to the well-being of our associates. That’s why we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and their loved ones. Our benefits include a superior retirement program and highly competitive health, wellness and work life offerings that can help you achieve and maintain your best possible physical, emotional and financial well-being. To learn more about your benefits, please review our Benefits Summary.

Equal Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

Read more about the Equal Opportunity Law here.

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If you are a U.S. applicant and desire a reasonable accommodation to complete a job application please use one of the below options to contact our accessibility support team: 

Phone: (800) 842-2755


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Job ID: f6944ff83380f859cf7c9bfedff503da6c31d4ebc8ebe6b60e78c253141de933
Employment Type: Other